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All of this election madness is now at an end, your votes have been cast and counted and the three winners have their shiny new diamonds:

Brad Larson George Stocker ThiefMaster

Please give them a warm welcome, and do your best to be gentle as you introduce them to their new roles.

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GORTOOOOOOOOOK! –  Tim Stone Jun 19 '12 at 23:34
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Congratulations to all! The community has made excellent choices. –  Michael Berkowski Jun 19 '12 at 23:36
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My hat off to your hard work and dedication and I'm glad it's not me. –  starbolin Jun 19 '12 at 23:41
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"99,626 voters were eligible; 4,426 voted" Wow, that turnout is terrible. –  daxim Jun 19 '12 at 23:41
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What!? We elected a PHP developer as moderator? Heresy! –  Yannis Jun 19 '12 at 23:43
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Congratulations! Nice to see all the three I voted for :) I wish you all the best for your work! –  Felix Jun 19 '12 at 23:44
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So where do I send the bribes to keep my voting ring under wraps? :) –  Michael Berkowski Jun 19 '12 at 23:44
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Good luck next time @minitech :( –  Mahmoud Gamal Jun 19 '12 at 23:47
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There were so many good choices, it almost didn't matter to me whether the ones I voted for won. Congratulations to all three (especially Brad "third time's the charm" Larson)! –  Josh Caswell Jun 19 '12 at 23:53
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It should be noted than they aren't full moderators yet, they each need a MSO question calling them evil Nazis before they can be considered full members of team diamond. –  Yannis Jun 20 '12 at 0:34
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This has exactly 42 up votes. NOBODY TOUCH ANYTHING –  Tim Post Jun 20 '12 at 1:45
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Congrats BradLarson, TheifMaster and GeorgeStocker. Welcome you all. –  Siva Charan Jun 20 '12 at 3:57
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@YannisRizos: Actually I don't do PHP anymore. Switched to Python. –  ThiefMaster Jun 20 '12 at 6:37
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@ThiefMaster Once a PHP developer, always a spaghetti lover. –  Yannis Jun 20 '12 at 6:42
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Wow, my three choices! I feel in tune with the community :) –  gliderkite Jun 20 '12 at 7:44

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OpenSTV reports:

Loading ballots from file stackoverflow-com-2012-election-results.blt.
Ballot file contains 10 candidates and 4426 ballots.
No candidates have withdrawn.
Ballot file contains 4426 non-empty ballots.

Counting votes for Stack Overflow Moderator Election 2012 using Meek STV.
10 candidates running for 3 seats.

 R|minitech     |Brad Larson  |Sathya       |George Stocke|Moshe        |ThiefMaster  |awoodland    
  |             |             |             |r            |             |             |             
  |-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------
  |Andrew Barber|slugster     |Dennis       |Exhausted    |Surplus      |Threshold    
  |             |             |             |             |             |             
====================================================================================================
 1|   393.000000|  1226.000000|   273.000000|   574.000000|    95.000000|   877.000000|   405.000000
  |   187.000000|   164.000000|   232.000000|     0.000000|   119.499999|  1106.500001
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count of first choices. Candidate Brad Larson has reached the threshold and is elected.
====================================================================================================
 2|   408.497889|  1106.500554|   279.335615|   597.685453|    99.386195|   906.826126|   423.519490
  |   194.212854|   169.458376|   236.093782|     4.483666|     1.121470|  1105.379084
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after transferring surplus votes. Keep factors of candidates who have exceeded the
  | threshold: Brad Larson, 0.902529.
====================================================================================================
 3|   419.277657|  1120.038489|   290.017912|   608.465221|             |   922.190720|   433.299258
  |   199.797680|   178.555847|   243.678608|    10.678608|    16.208140|  1103.830349
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after eliminating Moshe and transferring votes. All losing candidates are eliminated.
====================================================================================================
 4|   457.544780|  1138.991598|   303.310325|   631.244989|             |   948.652785|   450.273968
  |   215.869861|             |   263.555847|    16.555847|    36.630559|  1102.361039
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after eliminating slugster and transferring votes. All losing candidates are eliminated.
====================================================================================================
 5|   484.104316|  1179.605403|   317.285035|   664.707054|             |   993.089560|   476.100627
  |             |             |   282.335615|    28.772390|    80.298500|  1099.306903
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after eliminating Andrew Barber and transferring votes. All losing candidates are
  | eliminated.
====================================================================================================
 6|   496.145968|  1099.307244|   322.507180|   681.540792|             |  1015.206880|   490.661196
  |             |             |   286.329020|    34.301720|     1.382673|  1097.924571
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after transferring surplus votes. Keep factors of candidates who have exceeded the
  | threshold: Brad Larson, 0.841092.
====================================================================================================
 7|   542.052864|  1134.633108|   363.414076|   717.812056|             |  1077.067224|   515.979012
  |             |             |             |    75.041660|    46.893522|  1087.739586
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after eliminating Dennis and transferring votes. All losing candidates are eliminated.
====================================================================================================
 8|   604.548840|  1190.145180|             |   760.036768|             |  1155.039924|   547.157172
  |             |             |             |   169.072116|   216.721160|  1064.231972
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after eliminating Sathya and transferring votes. All losing candidates are eliminated.
  | Candidate ThiefMaster has reached the threshold and is elected.
====================================================================================================
 9|   646.798688|  1085.755858|             |   800.387034|             |  1097.274262|   581.726734
  |             |             |             |   214.057424|    77.058830|  1052.985645
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after transferring surplus votes. Keep factors of candidates who have exceeded the
  | threshold: Brad Larson, 0.752108 and ThiefMaster, 0.921382.
====================================================================================================
10|   662.844684|  1062.859601|             |   814.086271|             |  1061.074550|   593.285435
  |             |             |             |   231.849459|    26.858879|  1048.537636
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after transferring surplus votes. Keep factors of candidates who have exceeded the
  | threshold: Brad Larson, 0.729408 and ThiefMaster, 0.884193.
====================================================================================================
11|   746.154478|  1215.006828|             |   891.865133|             |  1150.253436|             
  |             |             |             |   422.720125|   363.620326|  1000.819969
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after eliminating awoodland and transferring votes. All losing candidates are eliminated.
====================================================================================================
12|   827.292517|  1028.081646|             |   964.246561|             |  1047.215248|             
  |             |             |             |   559.164028|   141.878906|   966.708994
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after transferring surplus votes. Keep factors of candidates who have exceeded the
  | threshold: Brad Larson, 0.600825 and ThiefMaster, 0.769325.
====================================================================================================
13|   860.295372|   979.907284|             |   991.140324|             |   978.655437|             
  |             |             |             |   616.001583|    92.204230|   952.499605
  |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  | Count after transferring surplus votes. Keep factors of candidates who have exceeded the
  | threshold: Brad Larson, 0.564958 and ThiefMaster, 0.710182. Candidate George Stocker has reached
  | the threshold and is elected.

Winners are Brad Larson, George Stocker, and ThiefMaster.
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@sth I will get back at you when I fully understand how Meek's STV works. Expect a long wait ;) –  Yannis Jun 20 '12 at 0:19
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Actually, that depends on the threshold, and HOW you voted. Your full vote counts towards your first person, until that person gets elected. Then you get a refund percentage towards your second choice. Then it repeats. So your first vote may get 0.01% of your vote, or it may get 100% of your vote, or it may get 7.5% of your vote. The remainder is of course, if your first vote isn't eliminated right away. So if, in this election, you had voted Moshe,Brad,Thief you would have lost all vote when Moshe got eliminated first. –  jcolebrand Jun 20 '12 at 0:21
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By now I'm confused and not sure anymore what I'm talking about... –  sth Jun 20 '12 at 0:27
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Only a bunch of weird people like us can come up with a scheme like this... –  Erno Jun 20 '12 at 5:45
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@Erno Well, we didn't come up with it, Thomas Hare did in the 19th century... –  Yannis Jun 20 '12 at 5:48
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@YannisRizos - and we decided to use it in the 21st century... I always found the English election system pretty strange. –  Erno Jun 20 '12 at 6:12
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@Joe Brad, George and ThiefMaster won, and that's all you need to know /waves hand –  Yannis Jun 20 '12 at 6:23
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@Mat Brad was elected in round 2, ThiefMaster in round 8 and George in round 13, so yes you got the order right, although the order is extremely uninteresting for those elected. awoodland is fourth and minitech fifth, in case there's a call up. –  Yannis Jun 20 '12 at 9:29
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Regression analysis on reputation / votes correlation anybody? –  malenkiy_scot Jun 20 '12 at 11:43
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Does it mean that on average we have about 4500 active users on SO? –  Artem Oboturov Jun 20 '12 at 14:34
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"All losing candidates are eliminated." what a lovely phrase –  gnat Jun 20 '12 at 15:14
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...uh, ok. I'll take your word for it that this is all correct haha –  Alex Lockwood Jun 20 '12 at 21:30
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Who pays the hitman for the unlucky candidates? –  ThiefMaster Jun 21 '12 at 19:34
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@YannisRizos: Just to confirm, Brad was elected on first preferences in the first round. –  Mark Hurd Jun 23 '12 at 6:05

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